Form and Feeling: The Making of Concretism in Brazil features a collection of essays by noted scholars exploring the sensorial, experience-based, and participatory practices pioneered in the 1950s by artists and poets such as Flávio de Carvalho, Ivan Serpa, Hélio Oiticica, Haroldo de Campos, Mary Vieira, Lygia Pape, Anna Maria Maiolino, Lygia Clark, Waly Salomão, and Emil Forman, among many others. Fourteen thought-provoking essays examine how many of their strategies constituted a pertinent critique of the country’s wide-ranging embrace of Eurocentric modernity while anticipating a number of practices prevalent among contemporary artists today—namely, the rise of art as social practice, the embrace of pedagogical concerns by artists, and relational aesthetics.
Edited by Antonio Sergio Bessa
Contributor(s): Michael Asbury, Antonio Sergio Bessa, Claudia Calirman, Frederico Coelho, Simone Homem de Mello, Marcos Gonçalves, Jose Lira, Fernanda Lopes, Martin Mäntele, Adele Nelson, Eduardo Oliveira, Claudia Saldanha, Eduardo Sterzi and Luisa Valle
Page Count: 256
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